Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

ASP News­ ­

December, 2014
Superbugs to kill 'more Americans than cancer' by 2050, a BBC News spotlight. Read more here.

April, 2014
Antimicrobial Resistance: It's everywhere.  The World Health Organization released its first global report on antimicoribal resistance which reveals the serious, worldwide threat to public health.  Read more here

March, 2014
It's official!  UCLA hospitals are now serving antibiotic-free meat in the cafeteria! Read more here.

August, 2013

Antibiotic Do's and Don'ts: Doctors Too Often Prescribe 'Big Guns'; Impatient Patients Demand a Quick Fix

The threat from antibiotic use on the farm.  This opinion letter to the editor was written by former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and current Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, Dr. Donald Kennedy.

May, 2013 

VIDEO: Weapon Developed to Zap Once-Invincible Superbugs,
The Director of the UCLA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Dr. Daniel Uslan, is featured discussing one of the ways we attempt to mitigate a patient's exposure to 'superbugs'.

October, 2012

Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Reduce Hospital Stay   Editors note: We like this study!

Study Shows Universal Decolonization of ICU Patients Reduces Bloodstream Infections

March, 2012

Monitoring antibiotic use cuts millions in wasteful spending,study finds

IDSA Proposes New Pathway for Antibiotic Approval

February, 2012 

Antibiotic Stewardship is Everyone's Responsibility <-- We really like this!

Antibiotics Not Good for Sinus Infection, Study Finds

Antibiotics in meat give humans drug-resistant skin infections, new study says

January, 2012 

Forgotten Antibiotics

Optimizing Antibiotic Regimens to Counter Antibiotic Resistance

Citing Drug Resistance, U.S. Restricts More Antibiotics for Livestock

Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Cardiac Surgery: Should It Be Longer and Include Gram-Negative Coverage?

FDA changing course on antibiotics in livestock

December, 2011

Antibiotic Doses for Kids Need Review

November, 2011

Antibiotic Use Visualizations on ResistanceMap and the Drug Resistance Index

October, 2011

New Program Reduces Antibio­tic Use at UCLA

Antibiotic Use Concerns Hospitals

Medical: Antibiotic resistance is eons in the making

July, 2011

Worries About Gonorrhea Superbug

March, 2011

Drug-resistant bacterium hits Southland healthcare facilities

August, 2010

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Moving From South Asia to U.S.